ECU Silver Mining Inc.

ECU Silver Mining Inc.

November 08, 2010 10:17 ET

ECU Silver Uncovers New Mineralization at Santa Juana Mine

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2010) - ECU Silver Mining Inc. (TSX:ECU) is pleased to announce that it has uncovered additional new mineralization in the upper levels of the Santa Juana mine located in the main Velardeña Property.

The A-2 vein was recently opened on level 15.5 over a strike length of 127 meters grading 4.90 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (Au), 386 g/t silver (Ag), 2.55% lead (Pb) and 1.72% zinc (Zn) over an average width of 0.86 meters, including a section that graded 10.47 g/t Au, 354 g/t Ag, 4.93% Pb and 6.39% Zn over 1.10 meters.

The new mineralization was discovered in an upper level of the Santa Juana mine which currently extends from level 12 to level 19. The Company's NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate includes only a portion of the A-2 vein which was previously opened for only 40 meters. The reported portion was classified as measured resources grading 3.05 g/t gold, 240 g/t silver, 0.77% lead and 0.49% zinc over 1 meter. The remaining 87 meters are in addition to the reported mineral resources.

Michel Roy, CEO and Chairman of ECU stated, "Once again this new resource block provides further evidence that we continue to open mineralized areas that prove to be either higher grade or larger widths or both, than what is reported in our mineral resource report. In this case, higher grades were realized plus an additional section that extends almost 70% beyond the reported mineral resource section. This new mineralization is in the heart of the developed area of our most important mining unit, Santa Juana."

Cautionary Statements

Readers are cautioned that until a prefeasibility study is completed, there are no assurances these latest mineralized zones will be economically viable.

All widths are true widths. Samples were assayed at the ERSA laboratory in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico which is currently in the process of being certified. Mr. Michel Roy, P. Geo., a "qualified person" within the meaning of NI 43-101, prepared the technical information disclosed in this news release. 

About ECU Silver

ECU Silver Mining Inc. is focused on the exploration, development and mining of gold, silver and base metals at its Velardeña District Properties in Durango, Mexico. The Company holds a NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource of 40 million silver equivalent (0.6 million gold equivalent) ounces in the measured and indicated category and 391 million silver equivalent (6.0 million gold equivalent) ounces in the inferred category. The Company also owns two mills with a combined capacity of 820 tonnes per day. ECU's mission is to become a pre-eminent silver and gold producer through the development of its existing and potential mineral resources at Velardeña.

Cautionary Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 27E of the Exchange Act. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the future results of operations, performance and achievements of the Company, including potential property acquisitions, the timing, content, cost and results of proposed work programs, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits/resources/reserves, geological interpretations, proposed production rates, potential mineral recovery processes and rates, the proposed construction of a mill, business and financing plans, business trends and future operating revenues. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located, significant downward variations in the market price of any minerals produced, the Company's inability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for their activities, to produce minerals from their properties successfully or profitably, to continue their projected growth, to raise the necessary capital or to be fully able to implement their business strategies. All of the Company's public disclosure filings may be accessed via and readers are urged to review these materials, including the technical reports filed with respect to the Company's mineral properties.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this Press Release.

Contact Information

  • ECU Silver Mining Inc.
    Michel Roy
    Chairman and CEO
    Torreon, Mexico
    011 52 871 747 5750
    ECU Silver Mining Inc.
    Stephen Altmann
    Toronto, Canada
    (416) 366-2428
    ECU Silver Mining Inc.
    Mark Butler
    Investor Relations
    Toronto, Canada
    1 888 513 3444